Why is Erlang so large?

Daniel Solaz <>
Sat Nov 27 19:42:41 CET 1999


James Hague wrote:
>This is more for curiosity's sake than a real complaint :) though it
>would be nice to have a smaller core download, with add-ons for mnesia
>and such.
I agree.  The previous base+OTP+graphics scheme was fine.  I'm not
interested in the graphics part, and 7 megabytes is a bit on the big
side for us PPP users.
However, IIRC Java 2 is over 20 megabytes and IMO it doesn't offer as
much as Erlang/OTP does.
-Daniel




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